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Re: Repository Size Confusion

From: nb1forxp <nbonwit_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:53:00 -0800 (PST)

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your help. The thing that was throwing me off was the
compression. I had a 50Mb file among others and couldn't think how it
could be only 20Mb. When I zipped only the 50Mb file, it went down to
5Mb, so it looks like the compression was what was causing the


On Feb 18, 11:35 am, Andy Levy <andy.l..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 14:30, nb1forxp <nbon..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I just installed TSVN and am confused about the file size.  I have a
> > working copy on my local machine that has a green check next to it and
> > the size of the WC is 102Mb.  When I go to the actual repository on
> > the server, the size of the repository is 20Mb.  I don't see how this
> > is possible.  If I delete my WC in windows explorer, will I lose my
> > data even though it thinks it's up to date with the repository?
> Your WC actually has 2 copies of each file, plus associated metadata.
> The repository stores files in a compressed format, plus any copies
> made with svn cp are "cheap" copies - the copy is actually a pointer,
> so a copy of a 1MB file only takes up about 1KB.
> If you delete a WC, anything in the WC which has not been committed to
> the repository will be lost.
> > Also, what do I do when I no longer need a particular WC?  I'm
> > assuming I just delete it in windows explorer but am not sure.
> The repository keeps no record of WCs. Just delete it. Make sure you
> release any locks first, else you'll have to break them.
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